This is one of the most heartwarming posts I have read in a long time. I thought to reblog it so that anyone who doesn’t know Kathy and her partner/wife Sara may get to know her.
I was against it from the beginning—
–the notion that we should start an English-language magazine for Cuenca. Print–of all things!
I was against it from that very evening back in October, when Sara returned from work, lugging bags and boxes of office supplies, personal photos, a framed collage that I’d created, one that featured an antique Vietnamese coin and the phrase, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams”—words whispered toward tomorrow, then echoed back to us, like a sigh.
“They don’t need me anymore,” Sara said. “Can’t afford me.”
“Those bastards!” I spat at the popular online site she had worked for (though Sara still insists they were not that)..
Moments later, we were sitting on the ugly, gray sofa in my studio, the most uncomfortable, this side of zero latitude. Sara’s office was disassembled on the floor in front of us, our white dogs sandwiched between us.
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